Our Business

Energy for California by Californians

California Resources Corporation (CRC) is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company operating conventional and unconventional assets exclusively in California. CRC explores for, produces, gathers, processes and markets crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. CRC makes significant use of advanced technologies to enhance safety and efficient production across our leading mineral acreage position and diverse portfolio. These technologies enable more production while minimizing the footprint of oil and gas development. Californians can be confident that CRC is a responsible steward of the environment in its development of the energy resources that power the state. In fact, in 2020, CRC received an “A-” from CDP (formerly the Climate Disclosure Project), scoring at CDP’s Leadership Level and earning the highest ranking among all U.S. oil and natural gas companies, tying for first with one other U.S.-based E&P with global operations. Scoring at CDP’s Leadership Level for two years in a row further highlights CRC’s differentiated value as a dedicated and dependable energy producer for Californians with 2030 Sustainability Goals that align with California’s, as highlighted in our recent 2019 Sustainability Report (PDF).

CRC provides “Energy for California by Californians.” California homes, farms, businesses and communities need ample, affordable and reliable energy. CRC’s dedicated workforce of typically more than 2,500 California employees and contractors develops dependable local oil and natural gas reserves that help to reduce our state’s chronic dependence on imported energy. For the past six years, our employees have received Excellence Achievement Awards from the National Safety Council for their exemplary safety performance across our statewide operations. In fact, in 2020 our California workforce received 24 National Safety Council awards with respect to our 2019 performance. In addition, we achieved record employee safety performance in 2019 with zero recordable employee injuries or illnesses, and set a new company safety record in 2020 for our combined workforce of employees and contractors, better than the insurance and finance sectors.

Investing in California

CRC is also an economic engine for California supporting thousands of jobs and careers. Since 2014, our operations have invested approximately $11.4 billion with more than 2,000 suppliers and vendors and provided more than $2 billion in oil and gas revenues and taxes to the State and our host counties and cities where we live and work. And, because CRC is invested solely in the Golden State, Californians can take pride that all of CRC’s oil and natural gas resources – unlike imported energy – have been produced under the state’s world-leading safety, labor, human rights and environmental standards.

CRC is the largest oil and natural gas producer in California. With approximately 2.2 million net mineral acres spanning the state's four major oil and gas basins, we also believe CRC holds the state’s largest private mineral acreage position. We have a sizable inventory of approximately 32,280 gross identified drilling locations and 6,400 gross unconventional exploration drilling locations throughout the state in our portfolio of conventional and unconventional opportunities.

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As an independent company operating exclusively on California, we apply advanced technologies to grow local energy production in a safe, environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner that is consistent with the interests of our surrounding communities.